Resources and learning for social care staff

This SCIELine bulletin includes a number of new or updated resources for children’s and adult social care staff, plus our latest webinar with NHS England, two new online courses and much more.

This CPD-accredited online course for children’s social care staff and commissioners aims to help you explore and broaden your understanding of child neglect.

Learn more and enrol: Understanding child neglect e-learning

SCIE is helping the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) to raise awareness about the 15 hours funded early years childcare provision, particularly to more families who are vulnerable.


This programme improves the health, learning and development of disadvantaged two-year-old children as well as being beneficial for the parent.

Learn more: Early years funding

Strengthening Families, Protecting Children (SFPC) is a five-year programme set up by the Department for Education (DfE) to support local authorities improve their work with families.


Learn more about SFPC and access the latest journal.

Learn more: Strengthening Families, Protecting Children

SCIE has developed a series of webinar recordings for people working in health and social care to support good practice in safeguarding.


Each recorded module explores specific aspects of the safeguarding process; all six combined offer a complete overview of safeguarding adults.

Learn more and enrol: Safeguarding adults webinar series

Learn more and get in touch: More safeguarding training options from SCIE

This webinar is the sixth in a series from NHS England and SCIE. It explores what we mean by provider collaboration at scale, the role of a provider collaborative, and focuses on the opportunities and challenges of making that work during the next phase of ICS development and in response to COVID-19.

Register: NHS England webinar - 04 Feb at 14:30

SCIE have updated a series of resources for social workers, care staff, and for carers and family on supporting autistic adults and adults with learning disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn more: Supporting adults with learning disabilities during the pandemic

Ongoing COVID-19 advice for social care
As the pandemic continues, SCIE’s COVID-19 social care resources continue to be updated offering guidance, advice and resources for the sector.

In addition, we have collated over 1300 resources as part of our COVID-19 directory of resources and best practice from across the social care sector

Lastly, we have also published the report Beyond COVID: new thinking on the future of adult social care.

Challenging situations can arise when a person with dementia refuses help.


Explore our updated guidance to find out more about some of the most common difficult situations and solutions that can arise when supporting a person with dementia who is refusing help.

Learn more: Dementia - behaviours that challenge

Learn more: SCIE dementia hub

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